Blues for an Alabama Sky, Virginia Stage Company

Wells Theatre, Norfolk, Va.
October 24 – November  14, 1999

As Sam, with Trish McCall as Angel

As Sam, with Timothy McCuen Piggee as Guy

Critical Response

Johnny Lee Davenport, complete with rounded vowels and a commanding speaking voice, is the jazz-loving doctor. He faces the awesome, and somewhat thankless challenge of having to read his signature line, ‘Let the good times roll,’ in as many variations as possible. (No actor’s reading of ‘To be or not to be’ could be more daunting.)”
—Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot (October 30, 1999)

Johnny Lee Davenport as Sam, original Dr. Feelgood, is as relaxed and competent onstage as you’d expect from an actor, who according to his biography, appeared in over 80 professional productions.”
—D. D. Delaney, Portfolio Weekly (October 1999)

Johnny Lee Davenport played doctor Sam with a nice mix of the patrician professional who can’t stay out of the late-night jazz clubs.”
—David Nicholson, The Daily Press (November 1, 1999)

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